The hair bow has been prevalent in the world of fashion ever since the Victorian Era; however, dramatic, oversized and fanciful hair bows really came to life in the Edwardian Era. They were worn by luxurious upperclass women, and very popular for children. In recent years hair bows have consistently been in the public eye. We can thank Blair Waldorf’s headband/hair bow adorned wardrobe, and Lady Gaga’s “Bow Bun” hairstyle for showing us that hair bows are not just for children anymore. After wearing obnoxious cheerleading bows, and trite catholic school girl plaid hair bows for countless years, I thought that I would never appreciate the art of the hair bow again.
I spotted this Fashionista from the back and instantly had a fashion crush. This Fashionista is rocking a floral skater dress, powder pink high-top Converse, a structured cross-body bag and pulls it all together with a feminine white hair bow from American Apparel. I love the simplicity of this white hair bow mixed with her feminine yet edgy ensemble. It completely brings the look together.
If you are looking to “bow it up” this summer I recommend checking out the Tasha “Bow Head Wrap” at Nordstrom. Or follow in this Fashionista’s footsteps and head over to American Apparel to test out the half-up hairstyle with their “Bow Hair Clip”. They come in a variety of textures, colors and patterns, an easy accessory to add to any outfit. Pair the hair bows with a structured cross-body bag and a feminine skater dress and your good to go.
Spotted: Hair bows and headbands all over Louis Vuitton’s spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection.